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  1. Hey Thor, Beautiful. Glad to see that you are finally near putting this one to rest ;-) What a long road eh? Mark in Milwaukee, where it is at long last warming up
  2. Sprue Shots: http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/60322mustang/index.htm
  3. What's weird is that the Aires F-4J cockpit set was only released a few years ago, after the kit had been out for a decade or so. It seems that every so often the aftermarket folks go back an address older kits. Aires also just recently released a cockpit set for the Tornado IDS. For those wanting to add aftermarket to kits it makes it frustrating as you never know when a set might be released. Do I wait or go ahead and build only to see a beautiful cockpit set get released as soon as I close up the fuselage. I wish companies like Eduard and Aires would let us know what their long term plans are. Oh well... Mark
  4. Hey Thor, Nice to see you back at it. This thread started back in 2006. Time to polish off this baby. Can't wait to see it finished, it looks beautiful. Mark in Wisconsin where its still cold
  5. Wow, the blues on some of those Su-27s just glow. Really intense colors. Are they really that intense or is it an artifact of the film/camera and lighting? Mark
  6. There are even more built up test shots on HS's What's New page today. Does look nice. The bomb bay doors are screaming for photoetch replacements though. I think this is a kit that could use an "Eduard BigEd" treatment. Mark Storin
  7. Doug, I think you hit the nail on the head. I'd wager that many with stocks of Hasegawa, Revell or PCM Spits never hesitated to snatch up Tamiya's offering when it came out. There's always room for a new kit of popular subject if its execution exceeds the previous offerings. Mark
  8. Interesting. Is it true that the RF-4Es were build by MD and not Mitsubishi? Could that be why they shouldn't have the "J" designation? P.S. Sorry for stealing the thread Thor ;-) Mark
  9. Here's a link to some information on all this that presents a somewhat different take on this: http://www.f-4.nl/f4_14.html Mark Storin
  10. Thor, are you attached to a Japanese aircraft? AirDoc makes a number of RF-4E decal sets for German aircraft (also RF-4Cs). Victory Models has them in stock. Mark
  11. Hey Thor, The "Defenders of Nippon: F-4 Phantom II" book, lists a RF-4E of 501 Hikotai with an experimental two tone blue scheme "possibly FS35488 and FS35526". The drawing in the book shows the colors in a pretty "standard" upper surfaces one color lower the other color scheme, not the pattern used on the F-2 scheme. All the other profiles for RF-4Es in this book are either gull grey over white or the green/green/tan over grey. Mark in dreary Wisconsin P.S. Here's a fancy scheme if you're feeling adventurous: http://www.5053phantoms.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=34&pid=3281#top_display_media
  12. Excellent Harold. That's a must have. Mark Storin
  13. I REALLY like your Phantom. The colors you used make it stand out. The darker, richer tan and the more subdued greens just, to me, look real good. Just an excellent build. Mark
  14. The same list has a 1/16th scale Bf-109G-10 from HobbyBoss on it now too. I'm thinking April Fools, but, who knows. Mark
  15. Careful, your going down a slippery path. Once you start the A4, you'll probably want ETC bomb racks, then once you have those, well you'll want to hang some bombs there. Oh and hey, the Eduard PE is just so pretty. Mark
  16. I did an A4 with the L'Arsenal conversion. It is very nice, though I did have some problems with shrinkage on some parts. A couple of parts had some casting issues and Jacques was very fast in replacing them. Just to wet your whistle, here's a couple of (poor) pics of mine. I am waiting to get an area set up to get some better pics for posting at a later date.
  17. Strange engine afterburner section on that E too. Mark
  18. It's the 1/48 scale set: http://www.aires.cz/wheel-bays/f-22a-raptor-wheel-bays-2/ Lindberg had announced a 1/32 Raptor. Nobody is holding their breath. Trumpeter has one listed as a future release. Mark
  19. Actually, I think it looks more of a semi-gloss or egg-shell matt, which I think looks more realistic. Mark
  20. Talk about the impossible dream... Anyway, I think someone actually did do some aftermarket for it, long ago. You might check over on Steelnavy.com or Modelwarships.com. Those are the sites where the model ship builders hang. Mark
  21. Great looking Lancer! Did you know that RB Productions does a Lancer conversion set? See the link below: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_85&products_id=357 Mark
  22. I just thought I'd pass on that HungAeroDecals has released a new set of decals for the Mig-23 in 1/32 scale. It includes Hungarian, Russian and Romanian aircraft. They also have a set of stencils and data for Hungarian Mig-23s. I've ordered both of them, so I'll let you know what they're like when they arrive (I've been waiting for these for a while, there's a specific Hungarian Mig-23 I want to do). Link to the site below: http://www.had.hu/hadecals.html Link to pictures of the Mig-23 decal instructions: http://www.had.hu/magyarazorajzok/32032.html I'm not affiliated with them in any way, just passing on info. Mark
  23. That's so nice I could cry. I am SO jealous. Mark S
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